There are some quick and simple Egyptian crafts that you can create with articles you probably already have at your home or that can be purchased at a very low cost. One such craft is the "Egyptian Sand Drawing" craft that simulates drawings on sandy walls and stones. This project really only has two components: sand paper, and crayons. Allowing your child to draw Egyptian-themed pictures (like palms trees, pyramids, camels, and other desert-themed items) on the sand paper will give them a fun canvass to be artistic and might also remind them of the sands of Egypt.
Another clever craft that won't break the bank is the "TP Mummy Craft." This is a great way to make use of empty toilet paper rolls. This project uses empty toilet paper rolls, glue, a printable template, and strips of bandage or gauze. The craft is created by wrapping the bandages or gauze around the toilet paper roll to simulate a "wrapped mummy" and then cutting out the different body parts on the template. They can then be glued onto the toilet paper roll in the appropriate places.
Something fun to do with your kids that only requires paper and a pencil is making your own "hieroglyphics." Hieroglyphics are symbols that were used in ancient Egyptian times--try to think of them as the Egyptian 'alphabet'. It can be fun for kids to write out their names in hieroglyphics or even create secret messages they can share with their friends and others. For a view of hieroglyphics and the "letters" they can be translated into see the resource link below. There is even a link that will translate your kids' names into hieroglyphics for you.